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Elections commission lays out rules for upcoming presidential race

Others | 21 May 2012
The Presidential Elections Commission has designated one judge per ballot box to oversee the polling stations for the election scheduled to start Wednesday, commission Secretary General Hatem Bagato said. .. More

Activists to go on hunger strike in solidarity with Abbasiya detainees; demand end to ‎military trials

Others | 21 May 2012
Several political groups have called for a day of hunger strike under the banner "We are all prisoners under military rule," to take place at the Journalists' Syndicate Sunday. .. More

SCAF constitutional declaration expected to give president right to dissolve parliament

Others | 21 May 2012
The Supreme Council of Armed Forces is planning to issue a complementary constitutional declaration within two days that would give the Parliament the right to remove the current cabinet and form a new one, with the exception for the "sovereign ministries," informed sources have told Al-Masry Al-Youm .. More

Shafiq leads presidential race for second week in cabinet-conducted poll

Others | 21 May 2012
A presidetial election poll conducted by the cabinet-affiliated Center for Information and Decision Support showed Ahmed Shafiq in the lead for the second week in a row with 12 percent, followed by Amr Moussa with 11 percent. .. More

USAID funds Egypt's presidential elections with $3 million

Others | 21 May 2012
The Egypt director of the US governmental aid organization said it has provided US$3 million to the high elections commission to fund the presidential elections scheduled for 23 and 24 May. .. More

Parliamentary activity suspended until after presidential polls

Others | 18 May 2012
Parliament Speaker Saad El-Katatni adjourned Wednesday's session of the People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament) by announcing that all assembly activities would be temporarily suspended until 26 May, two days after Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential polls. .. More

April 6 keeps battle against Mubarak regime alive in Daqahlia

Others | 18 May 2012
Activists from the April 6 Youth Movement are taking to the ahwas, alleyways and marketplaces of Mansoura and its surrounding villages ahead of the presidential election next week with one, clear message: anyone but feloul. .. More

Government approves 2012/13 budget

Others | 18 May 2012
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Fayza Abouelnaga said that the government has approved the 2012/13 fiscal year budget and its investment plan, prior to sending it to military council head Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who would in his turn refer it to Parliament, state television reported Wednesday. .. More

I am unconventional and take risks': Khaled Ali

Others | 18 May 2012
Leftist presidential candidate and human rights lawyer Khaled Ali defended his "unconventional" political stances and his background in popular street action in a televised interview with privately-owned Dream TV, Tuesday. .. More

NGOs granted licences to observe Egypt's presidential elections

Others | 18 May 2012
The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) approved 53 NGO licenses to observe Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential elections, including awarding one to a US civil society group on Monday. .. More

Egyptian court acquits 14 policemen charged with killing protesters during uprising

Others | 17 May 2012
CAIRO — An Egyptian court has acquitted 14 policemen charged with killing protesters during last year’s popular uprising. .. More

Khaled Ali campaign lacks funds, but not dreams

Others | 17 May 2012
Just 10 days before Egypt’s much anticipated presidential election is set to begin, 10 young men and women are running frantically between speeding cars in front of Maspero, the state radio and TV building, distributing flyers for Khaled Ali, the pro-revolution lawyer-turned-presidential candidate. .. More

Carter Center to observe Egypt's presidential elections

Others | 17 May 2012
The US-based Carter Center, led by former president Jimmy Carter, announced in a press release on 14 May that it will observe Egypt's first historical presidential elections after last year's ousting of strongman Hosni Mubarak. .. More

Salem would serve part of sentence in Spain, justice minister says

Others | 17 May 2012
Assem al-Gohary, head of the Illicit Gains Authority, has said that Justice Minister Adel Abdel Hamid on Tuesday approved the most important guarantee required by Spain in order for it to hand over fugitive businessman Hussein Salem, his daughter Magda and his son Khaled to Egypt, namely that the three serve part of their sentences in Spain in case they are convicted by an Egyptian court. .. More

Egypt sells more dollar treasury bills than it sought

Others | 17 May 2012
Egypt's central bank said it sold more one-year U.S.-dollar-denominated treasury bills on Tuesday than it had sought and the average yield dipped. .. More

Early expat vote results could spoil electoral process: UK Egyptians

Others | 17 May 2012
Leaders within the United Kingdom's Egyptian community heavily criticised the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) for its decision to announce the results of Egyptian overseas voting before Egyptians in Egypt start to vote. .. More

Moussa signature forgery case adjourned to June

Others | 16 May 2012
Luxor Criminal Court adjourned the trial of four defendants accused of forging signatures in favor of presidential candidate Amr Moussa on Tuesday until 9 June... More

Hamzawy submits documents for his new political party

Others | 16 May 2012
Independent MP Amr Hamzawy submitted papers to found a political party called Freedom Egypt to the parties’ affairs committee on Tuesday... More

Rights group documents 841 deaths in 2011 uprising

Others | 16 May 2012
An Egyptian rights group released Tuesday the most comprehensive list to date of the more than 800 civilians killed by security forces in last year's uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak last year. .. More

Shafiq threatens protesters if he wins presidential election

Others | 16 May 2012
“Wishful thinking,” said presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, commenting on certain MPs and representatives of political forces saying they would oust him if he wins by holding mass demonstrations against him. .. More

Egyptian Embassy in London: Voter turnout less than 15 percent

Others | 16 May 2012
Voter turnout for the presidential election that began on Friday did not exceed 15 percent of all registered voters, announced the Egyptian embassy in London. .. More